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Branch Cantina, Long Branch, NJ

Branch Cantina

4.4
4.4
183 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Bienvenido! Come as you are to our flip flop and family-friendly, beachfront cantina serving Mexican classics, handcrafted Margaritas, and over 100 Tequilas and Mezcals in a colorful and lively, indoor-outdoor space.

COVID-19 RESERVATION POLICIES - In accordance with recommendations from the CDC, we have modified our reservation and seating policies to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests during the pandemic. We are taking limited reservations via OpenTable. The majority of our seating is walk-in seating on a first come, first serve basis. Please stop by the Cantina and put your name on our walk-in list! We look forward to seeing you soon - salud!

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (732) 795-6619

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Long Branch, New Jersey

  • Cross street

    Morris Avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Margaritas

  • Traditional$9.00

    blanco tequila, lime juice, agave nectar

    • Frozen Tropical Margaritas$11.00

      choice of lime, strawberry, mango or pomegranate

      • Jersey Blueberry$12.00

        blanco tequila, cointreau, lavender-infused agave nectar, lime juice

        • Spicy Cucumber$12.00

          jalapeno-infused blanco tequila, cucumber, lime juice, agave nectar

          • Strawberry Rhubarb$12.00

            blanco tequila, strawberry rhubarb, cointreau, lime juice, agave nectar

            • Summer Watermelon$12.00

              blanco tequila, triple sec, watermelon, lime juice, agave nectar

              • Spicy Pineapple$12.00

                habanero-infused blanco tequila, pineapple lime juice, agave nectar

                Cantina Cocktails

                • Sangria Roja

                  red wine, brandy, triple sec, pomegranate, blackberry, orange, apple

                  • glass$9.00
                  • carafe$32.00
                • Sangria Blanco

                  cava, sherry, triple sec, peaches, strawberries, green grapes, mint

                  • glass$9.00
                  • carafe$32.00
                • Smoked Paloma$9.00

                  reposado tequila, grapefruit, agave, lime, smoked chili bitters

                  • Michelada$10.00

                    negro modelo, spicy sangrita, lime

                    • Mojito$11.00

                      flor de cana mexican rum, fresh lime, mint, soda

                      • Mezcal Mule$11.00

                        fidencio mezcal, ginger beer, cucumber, lime

                        • Strawberry Smash$12.00

                          vodka, strawberries, lemon, sparkling soda

                          • Tequila Sunrise$11.00

                            blanco tequila, housemade pomegranate grenadine, freshly squeezed orange juice

                            Vino

                            • Poema, Cava Brut, Spain

                              • glass$12.00
                              • bottle$44.00
                            • Domaine de Cala, Provence, France 2018

                              Rose

                              • glass$11.00
                              • bottle 42
                            • Albarino, Fillaboa, Spain 2017

                              • glass$13.00
                              • bottle$51.00
                            • Chardonnay, Terrazas de los Andes, Argentina 2018

                              • glass$14.00
                              • bottle$54.00
                            • Pinot Grigio, Villa Sandi, Veneto, Italy 2017

                              • glass$11.00
                              • bottle$42.00
                            • Sauvignon Blanc, Luis Felipe Edwards Echo, Chile 2017

                              • glass$11.00
                              • bottle$42.00
                            • Cabernet Sauvignon, Terrezas de los Andes, Argentina 2018

                              • glass$14.00
                              • bottle$54.00
                            • Malbec, Crios Argentina 2018

                              • glass$14.00
                              • bottle$54.00
                            • Merlot, Hohn, California 2017

                              • glass$12.00
                              • bottle$44.00

                            Cervezas

                            Draft

                            • Asbury Park Brewing Blonde$7.00

                              • Carton Brewing 077XX Double IPA$7.00

                                • Forgotten Boardwalk 1916 Shore Shiver IPA$7.00

                                  Cervezas

                                  Bottles & Cans

                                  • Budweiser$5.00

                                    • Miller Lite$5.00

                                      • Heineken$6.00

                                        • Brooklyn Summer Lager$6.00

                                          • Cape May IPA$6.00

                                            • Kona Big Wave Golden Ale$6.00

                                              • Modelo Especial$6.00

                                                • Pacifico$6.00

                                                  • Corona Extra$6.00

                                                    • Corona Light$6.00

                                                      • Dos Equis Lager$6.00

                                                        Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                        What 183 people are saying

                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                        4.4
                                                        4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                        • 4.5Food
                                                        • 4.3Service
                                                        • 4.2Ambience
                                                        • 4Value

                                                        NoiseModerate

                                                        Loved For

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Great for Brunch

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Good for Groups

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Healthy

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Late Night Find

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Great for Lunch

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Outdoor Dining

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Romantic

                                                        • New Jersey - Central

                                                          Scenic View

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                                                          Gellie

                                                          New York Area

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined 4 days ago

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Delicious margaritas! Great food. Restaurant has a Miami vibe. We will be back

                                                        2. MA

                                                          MaryA

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                          overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                          It was just ok. Dinner for 5, $550. Small portions and the food was just ok.

                                                        3. NK

                                                          NikkiK

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Wonderful service and food! Can’t wait to go back again.

                                                        4. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          10 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Had lunch here. It was a rainy day so unfortunately didnt get to enjoy the amazing scenery of the Ocean. Still a gorgeous view, but wish the sun was shining!! Food was awesome. Shared a bunch of apps with friends. Plantains, short rib quesadilla, empanadas, guacamole- all delicious!! I had a spicy pineapple margarita and it was fantastic- great balance of ingredients. Really enjoyed this lunch!

                                                        5. J

                                                          Jamie

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our first visit but definitely not our last! The food is delicious and the Margaritas are fantastic!

                                                        6. S

                                                          Sujo

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                          overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                          Good food and ambiance, friendly staff, but slow service.

                                                        7. CD

                                                          CDAnthony

                                                          New York Area

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                          We like this place for the good variety of food and endless cocktail options. Service is almost always excellent. The menu is always changing so we can mix it up each time we go. Perfect place to meet friends for drinks and a bite. It is one of our favorite Pier Village stops.

                                                        8. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The food was delicious and reasonably price. I enjoyed my experience and will definitely go again.

                                                        9. s

                                                          sandivil

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on April 19, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Friendly great service all around. Food was great.

                                                        10. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          San Francisco

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great meal and the waiter made the evening even better Ask for Jamal!! The food and service were perfect

                                                        11. S

                                                          Sarah

                                                          Central Coast

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          New menu is great. Service was exceptional. We had a brilliant evening. Thanks. (So glad you changed the menu - we stopped coming last year because it wasn’t good). Happy to return and have a regular restaurant to come to again.

                                                        12. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          8 reviews

                                                          Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Food was excellent and the service was great.

                                                        13. A

                                                          Altrina12

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Jamar was an excellent server, as well the bartender came over to our table to check-in on us. Great place, great food!

                                                        14. C

                                                          Colleen

                                                          1 review

                                                          4.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                          overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                          Menu is limited which may be because it’s off season, but not the place to go if you’re looking for burritos or quesadillas etc. Drinks weren’t bad but overall we were underwhelmed.

                                                        15. JC

                                                          JenniferC

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          The tacos were delicious and the drinks were excellent

                                                        16. F

                                                          Foodiemom

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                                          overall1food1service5ambience3

                                                          The menu is extremely limited. Couldn't find anything to eat. Had one cocktail and left.

                                                        17. TF

                                                          TommyF

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                          Will be back.. great drinks

                                                        18. WG

                                                          WGPHL

                                                          New York Area

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          7 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service5ambience3

                                                          Definitely not Tex-Mex. Weird menu. Food so so. Clearly a Tequila money grab.

                                                        19. RL

                                                          RandL

                                                          New York Area

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          4.0

                                                          16 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 15, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                          Service was perfect thanks to Q. Food all tasted good. My coworkers and I were disappointed to see the current menu had 3 meat options (beef, pork, lamb) and 1 fried vegetable for tacos so no fish or poultry tacos. We got the salmon entree and tortillas to make our own but not ideal.

                                                        20. DB

                                                          DianeB

                                                          Atlantic City

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                          Nice place, you can see the boardwalk and ocean. Food very good. Service spot on.

                                                        21. M

                                                          Maya

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          13 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 10, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          We had an awesome experience at Branch Cantina! Our server Jared (I think?) was awesome and attentive. I got shrimp tacos and churros - no regrets! I can’t wait to return and try more items on the menu.

                                                        22. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          2.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 3, 2021

                                                          overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                          Street tacos were served very plain. Lots of meat but that’s it. Needs more attention to details. Service was terrible. 3 tables in the place and waitress was no where to be found. Skip it.

                                                        23. p

                                                          pritskeri

                                                          Atlantic City

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          1.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          Poor food and over priced nice view to the beach

                                                        24. FL

                                                          FishLover

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          36 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          36 reviews

                                                          Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Our server was awesome, he gave great recommendations, food was fantastic.

                                                        25. G

                                                          Gibson

                                                          Philadelphia

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          2.0

                                                          3 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                          overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                          I took my niece to lunch. We sat outside and it was a perfect day. We ordered. About 10 minutes later my lunch came out but not my nieces. So we waited 20 minutes for hers and I ate mine cold. People go out to spend time together and share a meal. I left there feeling like I wasted $60. That includes top. I also had to ask two people for my check.

                                                        26. D

                                                          Disgusted

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service3ambience4

                                                          NOt a fan not worth the money and bland food, drinks were super strong

                                                        27. j

                                                          jillg

                                                          New York Area

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          12 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 18, 2021

                                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                          It was as expected. Food was ok, drinks ok, service ok. Location and looking at the ocean is the appeal. The staff was pretty friendly and helpful except for the hosts. Manager Karen was exceptional

                                                        28. J

                                                          Jennifer

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on September 15, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Branch Cantina was great! The food and drinks were incredible (the nachos were delicious!) Our server on the patio was a very attentive and gave great recommendations - we can’t wait to be back!

                                                        29. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on September 5, 2021

                                                          overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                          Limited choices on the menu. The chicken tika tacos were good and had flavor. Wish there were more choices though. They also need to time the appetizer and meal better as everything came out at the same time. Also the menu on open table differed from what they had at the restaurant so they must have changed it recently.

                                                        30. M

                                                          Mandy

                                                          1 review

                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 28, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                          Our dinner experience here was terrible. From the waitress to the drinks & the food. Nothing was amazing. I had to get up & go to another table that wasn’t occupied to get napkins because when asked she kept forgetting & we no longer wanted to wait, Asked 3 times for straws because that was also forgotten about, and even had to get up to get our utensils because she was too busy on her phone in the corner. Rarely got checked up on by the waitress, The drinks tasted water down. And the flavoring of the food was nothing that would make me go back. I definitely would not recommend especially if you’re looking for a good dining experience in pier village.

                                                        31. CC

                                                          ChrisC

                                                          Chicago

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          3.0

                                                          4 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 27, 2021

                                                          overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                          Food was mediocre. Ambiance and drinks were good.

                                                        32. TG

                                                          ToniG

                                                          New York Area

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          11 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 26, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Excellent Service! Love New Menu!! Big improvement!! Excellent Cocktails!!! Not happy that u can’t park in Hotel Lot for free anymore

                                                        33. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          4.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 21, 2021

                                                          overall4food2service5ambience4

                                                          Drinks are good, limited menu options during off season

                                                        34. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 20, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Matt our server was wonderful. Drinks and food were delicious. Appreciated service, ease of making reservation, and food was excellent!

                                                        35. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          3.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 18, 2021

                                                          overall3food1service5ambience5

                                                          The location is lovely and the hostess and wait staff were so kind and helpful. Unfortunately, the menu is extremely limited but there appear to be some nice options, however, everything that was ordered was overly spicy. I do love spice but, the Tajin seasoning or whatever was used was overwhelming. The food was not enjoyable for this reason. It was a shame to spend $33 on skirt steak and rice that was barely touched because it was way too spicy and not good at all. The shrimp tacos were too spicy, the impossible chorizo was too spicy, even the guacamole had Tajin spice unnecessary sprinkled all over it. Such a shame. Drinks were ok.

                                                        36. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          New York Area

                                                          1 review

                                                          vip
                                                          1.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 15, 2021

                                                          overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                          Menu has changed for the worse when compared to the original menu in terms of both food and cocktails (puréed sugar instead of the former fresh fruit options). The service was downright terrible. Our waitress couldn’t remember anything we asked for; therefore, she couldn’t bring anything in a timely manner. She would have to come back to ask. Even the male who dropped off our food never came back with extra plates. We chose to have dinner there specifically for a special occasion and at the rate it’s going during peak summer time, we would never return.

                                                        37. OT

                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                          1 review

                                                          2.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                          overall2food1service4ambience5

                                                          Last year’s menu was changed. now there’s no fajitas, burritos, regality chicken or beef taco. Very limited menu. Ran out of corona on a Saturday night. Odd for a Mexican restaurant. Service was good, food and menu were a big disappointment so we won’t be going back. Used to love going there last year with a real Mexican menu

                                                        38. G

                                                          Gloria

                                                          New York Area

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          5.0

                                                          2 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                          Great location with an amazing view of the ocean. The server was very friendly and tries her best at keeping us taken care of. The food is delicious but part of our order was messed up and never came. Other than that we will be back.

                                                        39. a

                                                          alina

                                                          New York Area

                                                          141 reviews

                                                          vip
                                                          5.0

                                                          141 reviews

                                                          Dined on August 14, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          My favorite place to eat in Long Branch. The food is absolutely delicious. The drinks are tasty. Friendly staff.

                                                        40. ML

                                                          MelissaL

                                                          Unspecified

                                                          1 review

                                                          5.0

                                                          1 review

                                                          Dined on August 13, 2021

                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                          Great drinks, awesome food, excellent service. Will definitely be going back!

                                                        Safety precautions

                                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                          • Contactless payment available
                                                        • Physical distancing

                                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                          • Extra space between tables
                                                        • Protective equipment

                                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                          • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                        • Screening

                                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                          • Staff temperature check required

                                                        FAQs

                                                        Branch Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 795-6619.

                                                        Branch Cantina is rated 4.4 stars by 183 OpenTable diners.

                                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                        Booked 13 times today
                                                        Google Map for Branch Cantina

                                                        110 Ocean Ave Long Branch Long Branch, NJ 07740-6624

                                                        Additional information

                                                        • Cross street

                                                          Morris Avenue

                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                          Long Branch, New Jersey

                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                          Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm

                                                        • Cuisines

                                                          Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican

                                                        • Dining style

                                                          Casual Dining

                                                        • Dress code

                                                          Resort Casual

                                                        • Parking details

                                                          Valet

                                                        • Payment options

                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                        • Additional

                                                          Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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